Green Buildings are Better for Learning

Happy, healthy kids make better learners.

Take a deep breath. Is this the air kids and teachers should be breathing at school every day? 25% of Americans attend school every day – where we learn matters!

We all want healthier schools, but how?

We all want our kids to be healthy and contribute to a greener world. And most schools want to “go green” but often don’t know where to start. We launched the Green Schools Quest in 2013, which challenges public and private schools in Missouri and Southern Illinois to devise and implement, with the help of Green Mentors, the most creative, effective and no or low cost sustainable practices for their schools.

Now in its third year, the Green Schools Quest has engaged nearly 7,000 students and staff members from almost 80 schools, who report impacting over 40,000 additional students, staff, and community members – all because green buildings are better!

What can you do to create greener schools?